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How To Put Your Pixel 6a In Dark Theme

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There’s something about dark themes that just appeal to people. Heck, the site you’re reading this article on has a dark theme applied. People just like black or dark gray backgrounds. This is why phones like the Google Pixel 6a come with an option for a system-wide Dark theme. If you want to know how to enable this feature, it’s not difficult at all. Here’s a quick guide to show you how to.

Before we get started, Android Headline has more content on the Pixel 6a. This is the newest mid-range phone from Google, and it’s proven to be an amazing phone. We have the full review of the phone along with some how-to articles. We can teach you how to conserve the battery, how to put it into Do Not Disturb Mode, how to take a screenshot, and how to customize the theme on this phone.

How to put your Pixel 6a into Dark theme

There are a few ways that you can put your phone into dark mode. The quickest and easiest way is through the quick settings panel. Swipe down from the top of the screen to summon your notification shade and swipe down again to see your quick settings. Swipe left on your settings and see if you can find the dark mode setting.

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If you don’t see it, tap on the pencil icon right under your quick settings. On Android 12, it will be right next to the power button, on Android 13, it will be on the right side immediately under the quick settings. When you tap on that button, you’ll see a complete list of your quick settings. Scroll through them and look for the Dark theme button. Hold your finger on it and drag it up to the spot that you want to set it.

Through the Display settings

There’s another way that you can activate the Dark theme. Swipe down twice and tap on the gear icon to get to your settings. On Android 12 the button will be towards the middle of the screen next to the power button, and it’ll be on the bottom right on Android 13.

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When you’re in the settings, scroll down until you see the Display settings page. On that page, Dark theme will be about halfway down. Tap on the switch on the right side of the button to activate the Dark theme. You’ll see the theme instantly change to a darker theme.

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Scheduling Dark theme

There are people who want their phones to enter Dark theme at certain times in the day. Maybe they want it to turn on late at night to keep their phones from frying their retinas when they check their phone at 3 am. You can add a schedule to have your phone switch between Light and Dark themes automatically.

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If you access the Dark theme through the quick settings, just tap and hold on the button. If you go through the display settings, then you only have to tap on the button.

You’ll be taken to a pretty bare-bones page. Up top, you’ll see a description of the mode with a toggle switch under it. Last, you’ll see a Schedule button. Tap on it and you’ll see some options.

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There’s an option that will automatically switch your phone to Dark theme at sunset and Light mode at sunrise. The option below that will turn on Dark Theme at your specified bedtime.

The top option will let you choose a custom time you want your phone to go into Dark theme and come out of it.

Dark theme also affects the apps, but not all of them

The Dark theme won’t only turn the backgrounds dark for your UI, it also affects your apps. All of the Google apps will turn to Dark mode, and that goes for most other apps. For example, we have YouTube, Reddit, Instagram, and many more.

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There are apps that don’t comply with your system’s Dark mode, just so you know. Apps like Twitter and LinkedIn will remain in their respective Light theme.